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The Hayloft is a stunning apartment in the eaves of a Grade II listed barn conversion in Cold Aston

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, Internet
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, Internet

Overview of The Hayloft is a stunning apartment in the eaves of a Grade II listed barn conversion in Cold Aston

The Hayloft is a stunning apartment in the eaves of a Grade II listed barn conversion in Cold Aston

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire apartment

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
Cheltenham, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBourton Model Railway Exhibition7 min drive
  • Popular LocationCotswold Motoring Museum7 min drive
  • Popular LocationNaunton Downs Golf Club10 min drive
  • AirportOxford (OXF)39 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Hayloft is a stunning apartment in the eaves of a Grade II listed barn conversion in Cold Aston

Apartment in Cheltenham with kitchen
Welcome to The Hayloft, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.



Please click More Details to read about the House Rules.

The Hayloft is a stylish bolthole located in the peaceful village of Cold Aston. This unspoilt village has a real community feel, with its lovely church and primary school, as well as it's popular country pub. Just a short drive away is Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the prettiest market towns in the Cotswolds, with its many tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, and the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold is also within easy reach. The location is also ideal for exploring famous tourist destinations, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and Oxford.

The apartment is on the first floor of a Grade II listed barn conversion and has many character features, including exposed Cotswold stone walls and exposed beams. These attractive features are complemented by modern touches, including wireless internet access, a Freeview TV, a DVD player and a well-equipped kitchen.

The Hayloft sleeps two people with one bedroom and one bathroom. Located in the grounds of a private home, there is a private patio area overlooking the gardens, and an allocated parking space for one car. It is a perfect retreat for a couple looking for a romantic break in the beautiful Cotswold countryside.

House Rules

Booking and payment
Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own any of the cottages listed on our website. We manage a proportion of cottages within our portfolio and the remaining properties are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for your property manager. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.
For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Security deposits
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).

The maximum occupancy of the property is two guests at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges.
The Hayloft does not accept children, however, one baby can be accommodated. Please note that The Hayloft is accessed via stone steps, which would make carrying babies and baby equipment difficult.

Regrettably, pets are not accepted.

Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 5pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed size and configuration

King size bed


Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin

Heating, fuel and logs
The property's central heating system is fuelled by wood pellets.
Electricity and wood pellets are included in the rental price.

Services provided
The property has free wireless internet access, a Freeview TV with speakers, and a DVD player.
There is no telephone at the property.
Mobile phone reception is generally limited inside the property and can also be poor in the village.

The property has one allocated off-street parking space on the gravel driveway.

Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.

Child friendly facilities
Regrettably, due to the steepness of the exterior steps, The Hayloft is not suitable for children.
Babies who are not yet walking are accepted and a travel cot (without linen) is provided, however, please note that the steep steps make carrying babies and baby equipment difficult.

Initial consumables
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

Accessibility, health and safety
This is an old, Grade II listed property situated in the eaves of a converted barn, and has many character features, including steep steps to the front door, insteps, sloping ceilings and low beams, all of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property.

The Hayloft is a self-contained property, which is in the grounds where the owners live.

In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas.

If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. This accommodation has kitchens with fridges. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.

Property manager

Character Cottages
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Limited on-site parking (max. 1 space)


  • Fridge


  • 1 bedroom


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location


  • Sleeps 2
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property does not allow children

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property

About this area


Located in Cheltenham, this apartment is in a rural area. Cotswold Motoring Museum and Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Chedworth Roman Villa and Sezincote House & Garden. The Model Village and Birdland Park and Gardens are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Bourton Model Railway Exhibition - 7 min drive
  • Cotswold Motoring Museum - 7 min drive
  • The Model Village - 7 min drive
  • Birdland Park and Gardens - 7 min drive
  • Naunton Downs Golf Club - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Moreton-In-Marsh Station - 17 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 39 min drive


  • The Mousetrap Inn - 6 min drive
  • Bakery on the Water - 7 min drive
  • The Duke of Wellington - 7 min drive
  • The Croft - 7 min drive
  • Kingsbridge - 7 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Beautiful property in gorgeous location
Perfect for a couple weekend getaway! Reasonable price. Clean and comfortable. Easy check in and out. Would stay again!

5/5 Excellent

Lovely and quiet
A peaceful stay and lovely surroundings. Thanks.

5/5 Excellent

A excellent stay at the hayloft great location in cold Aston close to everything from boughton on water and circensester and a fantastic pub across the road

5/5 Excellent

Very nice bolt hole in the Cotswolds
We had a great time at the Hayloft. Very nice furnishings. Location couldn’t be better, excellent village pub opposite, short drive into Cheltenham Cannot fault, great stay We will definitely return later in the year.